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This is David Bay, Director of Old Paths Ministries.
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The moral bankruptcy of our society is well-documented.
Few people understand why we have become morally bankrupt. However, when we look at society through the eyes of God, through the Bible, we can easily see why we are facing the unprecedented troubles today. This study of America through the eyes of God is what we will always do try to here; stay with us for some eye-opening truths.
NEWS BRIEF: The Providence Journal Bulletin, May 8, 1992, p. A19. Former Prime Minister of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev, spoke to the world from Fulton, Missouri, from the same forum from which Winston Churchill had spoken 46 years ago. Churchill had warned the world in that famous speech that an "Iron Curtain" had descended upon Eastern Europe, coining a phrase that would last for many decades. The irony of the moment was that Gorbachev was the leader which ordered the infamous Iron Curtain dismantled as he "lead the world away from the Cold War". Of course, in the process, Gorbachev was supposedly opposed within his own country and in the Communist Party to the point where he finally resigned all of his posts of leadership. The historical irony was that Gorbachev had always maintained his steadfast commitment to the Communist Party and to the ideals of Marxism-Lennism.
Furthermore, from the moment he assumed power, Gorbachev steadily accumulated more and more power, until he reached the point where he had more authority and raw power than had anyone since Josef Stalin. Of course, Gorbachev strove to use his power for the good of society, wanting to reform the deteriorating situation from within. For several years, we in the Western World watched as Gorbachev engaged in the most ferocious battle with die-hard Communist forces, people who wanted to maintain the old status-quo at all costs. Western leaders argued amongst each other as to how far we should go to support Gorbachev in his battle.
Finally, Gorbachev could not prevail in his battle. Some months after the failed coup, he was forced to resign as the leader of the USSR, as leaders of the independent republics were determined to go their own way even if it meant scuttling the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, thus ending the hard-won status of "Super-Power".
We want to stop here in our story to remind our listeners that the New World Order is progressing according to the most well-planned script ever conceived. Peter Lemesurier, in his New Age book, "The Armageddon Script", written in 1981, examines all the relevant Biblical prophecies which both Orthodox Jews and Fundamental Christians are expecting to be fulfilled when Messiah appears. The sole purpose of his book is to detail all these expectations and then show how the New Age Christ will deceive the peoples of the world into believing that he had fulfilled all of them. The last paragraph of "The Armageddon Script" boldly states, "Their script is now written, subject only to last-minute editing and stage-directions. The stage itself, albeit as yet in darkness, is almost ready. Down in the pit, the subterranean orchestra is already tuning up. The last-minute, walk-on parts are even now being filled. Most of the main actors...have already taken their roles. Soon it will be time for them to come on stage, ready for the curtain to rise.
The time for action will have come."
A bolder statement of the truth has never been written. The New World Order is progressing according to the most detailed plan the world has ever seen. In our seminar, we quote the passage of the original Plan of the New World Order, written in the mid-1700's, where the author states, "When we come into our kingdom...who will ever suspect that all these peoples were stage-managed by us according to a plan which no one has so much as guessed at in the course of many centuries." (William Cooper, "Behold A Pale Horse", p. 303)
We have now been informed, from the beginning of the plan to the end, that the New World Order will be a planned and directed worldwide play. Not only am I staggered by such a concept, I am also impressed by the undeniable fact that only the supernatural power of Satan could have carried this plan forward for over 200 years. A corollary fact is that God removed His restraining influence so that Satan could carry such a plan out. This second observation should cause every true believer who is still doubtful that we are truly in the last days of time, to rethink their position; for if God has allowed Satan to proceed to this point in history, where almost all of the plan toward the New World Order has been fulfilled, we have every reason to believe He will allow Satan to complete the move to the New World Order. Make no mistake: we have been living our entire lives seeing the plan for the New World Order unfold daily before our unsuspecting eyes.
Now let us return to the activities of one of the main actors, Mikhail Gorbachev. When he stepped down, Gorbachev stated, "I will be back." He knew his part in the plan was to become a private citizen/diplomat. Gorbachev established a Western-style Think Tank, based in Moscow, entitled, the Gorbachev Foundation. Supposedly, when a man becomes an elder Statesman, he is free to speak out honestly as to what is best for the world. What does Gorbachev believe will be best for the peoples of the world? Not surprisingly, he is espousing the standard New World Order agenda:
Let us now look at the many problems which concern Gorbachev so greatly.
This article then shifts away from Gorbachev and quotes Harvard professor, Joseph Nye, as he writes in the current issue of Foreign Affairs, that "the classic concept of sovereign national states is eroding under the rapid growth in transnational communications, migration, and economic interdependence." The leaders of the New World Order have carried out an extremely clever plan. Rather than trying to immediately destroy the system of individual nations, they created a superstructure of the One-World Government over the existing system of individual states. This action was undertaken in 1945, when the United Nations was created at the conclusion of World War II. It seemed such a good idea at the time, because it was presented as a forum from which the world's nations could meet to discuss their problems instead of fighting over them. Actions since 1945 have had two purposes: to consistently erode the present system of sovereign states and to steadily build up the perceive effectiveness of the United Nations. This brilliant plan has succeeded and is nearing its completion.
NEWS BRIEF: The Providence Journal-Bulletin, May 11, 1992,
"Gorbachev A Star To Adoring Fans Across California". After his speech in Fulton, Missouri, Gorbachev began to tour selected cities across America. In San Francisco, Gorbachev looked like, and sounded like, a typical American. He dined with Hollywood stars, ate typically American food, donned a Stetson hat, and met with former President Reagan. He was treated as an "old friend".
Americans were positively awash in praise of this former leader of the former "Evil Empire". One American stated that Gorbachev was "awesome", and that she would vote for him for President. The pilot of the corporate jet assigned to Gorbachev called him "my hero, and "Californians seemed to find his cause noble and his motives pure". The story continues, "contrary voices were drowned out by the giddy babble of Gorbachev rooters, who declared him a charismatic visionary in the league of Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy". This is very heavy company, indeed.
This incredible part of the story demonstrates two disturbing factors simultaneously:
We also see this factor in the phenomenon of Ross Perot for President. Polls have consistently shown that Americans are so fed up with "politics as usual" that they will flock to anyone who promises to correct the situation, and who looks like he is able to do so. These same polls are also showing that Perot supporters do not care how he stands on individual issues. In the past, a candidate's standing in the polls has always deteriorated once he begins to enunciate his position on individual subjects. The current situation, where people will support a man independent of his positions on the issues of the day, is a situation with disastrous potential. It literally means that the "sheep (American people) are ready to be sheared". Germans reacted in this manner to Adolf Hitler, and they literally followed him into Hell and death. If I were one of the leaders of the New World Order, I would take the appearance of this phenomenon as clear indication that Americans will allow me to take away their freedoms under the right crisis situation. In fact, Perot's emergence may simply be a "trial balloon" to see how far advanced the planned change in attitudes really is.
Since this is true, and has been amply demonstrated, I believe the leaders of the New World Government will attempt to move the world into a One-World Government, Economy, and Religion very soon. We have already shown that occultists consider this time period to be favorable for the final implementation of their plan.
This article on Gorbachev's tour of California concluded with a report on his fundraising efforts. Gorbachev spoke at a dinner-party, where the participants paid $1,000 each, and he spoke at a rally where "4,300 San Franciscans would pay $40 to hear the former president speak". When you do the math, you realize that Gorbachev just pocketed $172,000. Remember what the Apostle Paul said in 1 Timothy 6:10, "For the love of money is a root of all evils". The movement toward this Global Government is clearly motivated by monetary greed, as we so clearly show in our seminar.
NEWS BRIEF: Newsweek, May 18, 1992, "Gorbachev: Capitalist Tool," p. 50, "...Gorbachev said it no longer makes sense to 'keep arguing about what is better, capitalism or socialism'
...the former president needs major money to run his Gorbachev Foundation, a political think tank that serves him as a sort of government-in-exile".
Did you understand that last statement? Gorbachev's think tank, the Gorbachev Foundation, serves as his "government-in-exile". People have asked me what I think the political future holds for Gorbachev. My standard answer is that we have not seen the last of him. I have always believed that the Plan calls for him to reemerge as a hero for ending the Cold War and for attempting to force changes in the Communist system in Russia. This statement clearly indicates that this is a strong possibility.
Gorbachev is further quoted in this article, that "he has no current plans to enter politics again...but if the current policy of democratic reform were to become threatened, 'I would have to rethink the situation, and I would have to take a different decision'." Indeed he will make a different decision about his political situation. However, I do not believe he will come back as the leader of the Russian Government. I believe he will be appointed as the leader of Supra-National Government Number 5 in the New World Order Plan.
Since this Plan to reorganize the world is a most shocking fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, let us review it quickly. In a New Age book written in the early 1970's, entitled, "Mankind At The Turning Point", the Plan was revealed that would reorganize the world's 170+ sovereign nations into 10 Super Nations, with the United Nations as the leader. Of course, Daniel prophecies in Chapter 2, verses 40-43, that the last Gentile nation would be comprised of 10 nations, which were represented as the 10 toes of the human figure in Nebuchadnezzar's dream. These Super-Nations have already been drawn into existence on paper. Let us take a few minutes to examine them. Again, this is taken from the New Age book, "Mankind At The Turning Point":
One of the more intriguing aspects of this plan, written as it was in the early 1970's, is that Super Nation Number 5 is not listed as USSR, including Eastern Europe. The USSR was one of the two Super Powers of the world at this time; protocol would dictate that the title of Nation 5 be listed this way. The very fact that it was not so listed further confirms the concept that the drive toward the New World Order has been planned for many years. The reality is that this New Age author knew, almost 20 years ago, that the USSR was going to be dissolved into component parts. This is why he listed the name of Nation #5 as Eastern Europe, including Russia. At this point, I have no idea how the Ukraine and the other republics of the former USSR will be included in this reorganized scheme.
However, I think it logical that Gorbachev will be asked to be the leader of this Nation #5. An interesting footnote to this possible scenario is found in the Christian newsletter, "Prophecy In The News", November, 1989, that "before the Russian revolution in 1917, Gorbachev's family name was spelled GOGRBACHEV". Remember God's prophecy in Ezekiel 38-39, that Russia would invade Israel in the last days and be destroyed at God's hand? Ezekeil 39:1 clearly states, "Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Rosh, of Meshech, and Tubal". In Ezekiel 38:2, God states, "...set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog". Bible scholars have repeatedly shown that the "land of Magog" is modern Russia. Gog is their leader. Wouldn't it be just like God to cause the leader of Russia at the time of the invasion to have GOG as part of his name? We do, indeed, serve a mighty God!!
We again remind our listeners that the time is apparently growing very short until the Great Tribulation begins. In Daniel's prophecy of the final world organization of the 10 nations (7:19-20, 24), we see that the Anti-Christ arises after the world has been reorganized into 10 nations. Then, the Anti-Christ arises as a another horn in Daniel's vision. This is precisely the scenario as envisioned in the New World Order Plan.
We also soberly realize that the next event in God's prophecy is the destruction of three (3) of these nations. We do not know which of the three nations is going to be destroyed, because God has not revealed it to us. However, America could clearly be one of those so destroyed at this time. When we examine the succession of the horses coming out of Heaven, in Revelation 6, we see that the second horse is the horse of war, and he quickly follows the first horse of the Anti-Christ. The rider of this second horse carries a "huge" sword, which seems to depict that his weapons with which he will be carrying out his war will be of greater destructiveness than has been normally seen.
This is a time for rethinking our spiritual priorities and for getting serious about our relationship with Jesus Christ.
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